Senior Lecturer in Sport and Physical Education

  • Employer University of Central Lancashire
  • Town / City Changsha, Hunan Province, P.R China
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary £35000 per annum
  • Position Type Fixed term 1 year, with possibility to renew thereafter Year(s) Contract
  • Closing Date 25/05/2018
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Hunan Normal University (HNU) and The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are looking to recruit a Senior Lecturer in Sport & Physical Education to support the joint programme based at Hunan Normal University, Changsha, Hunan Province, P.R China.

Changsha is the capital city of Hunan province in south central China, there is a direct flight from London Heathrow to Changsha which takes approximately 12 hours. Hunan Normal University has campuses in five positions throughout Changsha City; the College of Physical Education is located on the South Campus. There is an International Faculty where international staff hold teaching positions. HNU also operates as a Confucius Institute and has over 36,000 full time students, approx. 1000 of which are international students from over 43 countries. The university is a comprehensive institution with 92 undergraduate programmes, 180 graduate programmes and 150 Ph.D. programmes running across a range of different subject areas as well as 18 postdoctoral scientific research stations.  Within the five campuses, subject areas range from Clinical Medicine, Law, Journalism and Media to Sports.

Supporting facilities at HNU include banks, a post office, supermarket, canteen, and social spaces for individual student learning. The International College of Chinese Language and Culture at HNU is especially set up for foreign students to learn Chinese. In each class, there are around 15 students, the college provides one-to-one Chinese language training.

The joint programme has recently been approved by the Ministry of Education in China and will welcome the first cohort of students from September 2018. The BSc (Hons) Sports & Physical Education UCLan degree which will be offered in country with a focus on football training.

All 4 years will be offered in country with the opportunity for students to progress to UCLan in Preston in their final year. Successful candidates will deliver content specific sport modules on the Year 0 from September 2018, the joint programme will have a maximum of 120 students per academic year.

Applicants will, ideally, have experience in teaching sport & physical education in an H.E environment and experience of teaching Chinese students and should be qualified and in possession of a postgraduate qualification. This post is based in Changsha, Hunan Province in China.

In addition to the competitive salary, the attractive benefits package also includes free accommodation, 2 return economy flights and Visa.

Informal discussions can be had with David Grecic via email on

If you wish to apply applicants are requested to submit a CV with a covering statement demonstrating how they meet the person specification.

Application Closing Date: Friday 25th May

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